STRETCH MARK PROCEDURE
Stretch marks generally result from rapid stretching of the skin. This is typically associated with pregnancy, rapid growth spurts, weight gain, muscle building, severe hormonal fluctuations and/or abuse of drugs, such as topical or oral steroids that weaken the skin.
Treatment for Stretch Marks
Common areas for developing stretch marks are the abdomen, the breasts, inner upper arms, thighs, hips and buttocks. They pose no health threat but are cosmetically unappealing.
To date, topical therapy has proven to be ineffective, despite the availability and marketing of products. Currently, there are four treatments used for stretch marks at our office: Fraxel Restore, energy-delivered microneedling, Vbeam laser treatment, and PICO laser treatment.
Fraxel Treatment for Stretch Marks
More recently, non-ablative fractional laser resurfacing, or Fraxel Restore, improves white or brown stretch marks without risk to the skin*. This laser treatment smooths out the texture of stretch marks. In only 4-5 treatments, dramatic improvement can be made*.
Energy-Delivered Microneedling for Stretch Marks
Energy-delivered microneedling is an effective method of tightening the skin and smoothing away stretch marks. At our office, we provide state-of-the-art VirtueRF, Vivace, and Morpheus8 RF microneedling.
These treatment modalities combine microneedling with application of radiofrequency energy for enhanced results. The tiny microneedles create microinjuries in the skin tissues, stimulating new collagen and elastin protein production. RF energy boosts this process, restoring skin health and structure over time. This makes stretch marks gradually fade.
Vbeam Treatment for Stretch Marks
When stretch marks are red and relatively new, the VBeam pulsed-dye laser can reduce the redness, improve the texture, and slow down the scar’s progression in its tracks*. The energy from this laser locks onto broken capillaries to restore natural skin color. At the same time, it encourages collagen protein production to heal and strengthen the skin.
PICO Laser Treatment for Stretch Marks
To address pigmented stretch marks, it is often best to utilize the PICO Genesis laser. The energy of this precise laser breaks down unwanted skin pigmentation while restoring skin texture and tone.
How Much Does Stretch Mark Removal Cost?
The cost of stretch mark removal is dependent upon several factors. The exact treatment modality chosen can impact the overall price, as can the number of treatment sessions required to achieve optimal results.
What makes you a candidate for laser stretch mark removal vs. Micro-needling or "scar camouflage?"
How quickly can you see results after stretch marks removal treatment?
Are there any side effects from the lasers that you use for stretch marks removal?
What is recovery like for a stretch marks removal treatment?
How far apart are the stretch marks removal treatment sessions?
What is the hardest area on the body to treat for stretch marks removal?
What’s the pain like for stretch marks removal treatment?
How many sessions does it take to completely remove my stretch marks?
It’s always a minimum of 2-3 but there are patients that need 8-10. It really depends on the severity, the skin type, what device, what combos, that’s why you really have to have it mapped out by your doctor.
What if the skin is wrinkly on the abdomen with stretch marks?
This is where I really like to utilize energy delivered microneedling. It really helps the stretch marks in addition to tightening crepey skin.
Can you do anything about stretch marks on breasts once they are white?
Can a 15 year old get stretch marks removal treatment or do you recommend waiting?
Do stretch marks completely fade away from this treatment?
Schedule Your Consultation
To get started with removal of stretch marks in NYC, contact our office and set up an informative consultation. Take the first step towards restoring your smooth skin and contact the PFRANKMD team today to schedule your complimentary consultation today at (212) 327-2919.